Scottish carrier Loganair is in talks with British Airways about an expanded codeshare agreement.
Loganair’s longstanding franchise deal with Flybe will end on August 31 and the carrier wants to become “a national airline for Scotland”.
The Glasgow airport-based carrier previously operated a franchise for BA for 14 years from 1994 to 2008, and has also had a codeshare agreement on some Loganair flights to Scotland’s islands and highlands.
Kay Ryan, Loganair’s commercial director, added; “Loganair and British Airways have a longstanding and successful relationship in serving the communities of the Scottish highlands and islands.
“We are working closely with our colleagues at British Airways to strengthen those links to the benefit of both airlines and, more importantly, to our customers.”